Deeley Construction goes to top of the class in Bromsgrove

A historic boarding school has appointed a construction company to carry out the next phase of its multi-million pound refurbishment project.

Bromsgrove School, which was founded in 1553, has more than 1,600 pupils aged between three and 18, making it one of the largest independent schools in the country.

The school has over 540 boarders from age seven and will invest £3.6m for the refurbishment of Elmshurst House – a house for over 90 boys aged 13–18 – and as the final part of the project in July 2019 the school will also extend the car parking provision.

Over the summer, Deeley Construction, a Coventry-based company, completed phase one with the re-emergence of a brand new common room, associated communal areas and Houseparent’s study.

Lesley Brookes, Bursar at Bromsgrove School, said: “We are delighted with the results of phase one and the work that Deeley has completed.

“The boys and house staff are all thrilled with their new communal areas and are looking forward to moving into their en-suite bedrooms.

“This is a substantial and complicated project for the school so we have been very pleased with the Deeley Construction team who have done everything possible to reduce the disruption.

“We are all now excited to see the completion of the project next summer.”

In the last ISI inspection Bromsgrove School was rated Excellent in every single category and this summer once again saw pupils at the school achieving outstanding academic results.

Boys move into their new en-suite bedrooms in the next few weeks as Deeley Construction continues to work in a phased approach ensuring that the disruption for the boys and house staff is kept to a minimum.

Chris Newman, project manager at Deeley Construction, said: “We are very pleased to have been able to carry out this work with minimum disruption, which is, of course, a major priority for us and the school.

“We are very pleased to being play such a big part in the future of such a historic and respected school and we are sure that everyone is going to love the finished house.

“We are looking forward to completing the rest of the project and letting staff and pupils see the culmination of this planning and hard work.”

Pictured: Martin Gallagher (Deeley Construction), Sean Clarke (Mace), Chris Newman (Deeley Construction), Matt Lynch(Deeley Construction), Andrew Haines (Robothams), Lesley Brookes (Bromsgrove School)